Terrorist Financing

U.S. Federal Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Following the horrific events that transpired in Paris last Friday evening, the world’s eyes have turned on the salient global threat of ISIS. The group’s rise to prominence has been well documented given their barbaric attacks on Westerners kidnapped in Iraq and Syria. They have also claimed responsibility for the bombing of a commercial Russian… Keep reading →

Air Force Aircraft & Personnel Depart For The Middle East

On November 4, Joby Warrick, Will McCants, and Aaron Zelin addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Warrick has covered national security, intelligence, and the Middle East for the Washington Post since 1996. McCants is a fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy and director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the… Keep reading →

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Washington should look for small changes in Kuwait and Qatar’s political and security calculus that could provide opportunities to support counter-terrorist financing measures there.  On April 30, the U.S. State Department noted that private donations from Persian Gulf countries were “a major source of funding for Sunni terrorist groups, particularly…in Syria,” calling the problem one… Keep reading →